National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC)
Title: Severe outcome in influenza virus infected patients is associated with reduced accumulation of defective viral genomes
PhD in Molecular Biology and Science PhD Award at Autonomous University, Madrid. During her scientific career, she has studied the molecular biology of several respiratory viruses of clinical significance as Influenza virus, SARS-CoV and other coronaviruses. She has worked on virus reverse genetics, functional analysis of viral and cellular proteins, molecular diagnosis of virus in clinical samples and on animal models to study viral pathogenesis. Her current research line is focused not only on the virus, but on the infected patient, and the role the contribution of virulence determinants and the patient play in the progression of the infection. To carry out these studies, she has stayed in several national and international research Centers and has collaborated with international groups and Health Institutions (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA; Center for Diseases Control, CDC, Atlanta, USA; Center for Arrhythmia Research, Michigan USA; Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Severo Ochoa Hospital, Madrid, others). She is developing and coordinating an international multidisciplinary project including physicians, microbiologists, molecular virologists and bioinformatics. She is Reviewer for several scientific journals and has trained PhD and Master students.